professor of Romance languages and a psychiatric
social worker, Smith also owned a ranch where he
raised cattle and buffalo. He served in the Navy.
◆ Jo Ann Johnson Thackston (’ 66 ABEd), 68, of
Atlanta; May 29, 2013. Thackston taught in the
Atlanta schools. At UNC, she belonged to Phi Mu.
William Merrette Moore Jr. (’ 67 MBA) of Chapel
Hill has been appointed to the UNC Board of
Visitors. Moore is co-founder and chairman of
Lookout Capital and chairman of RTI International. Moore has served on the GAA Board of
Andrew David Popoli (’ 67 MSW), 70, of Hodges,
S.C.; July 20, 2013. Owner of Popoli Honda-Ya-maha in Westfield, Mass., Popoli began his
career with the Rural Housing Authority and
became the nonprofit’s executive director.
A. Edward Jones (’ 68, ’ 78 MPA) of Winston-Sa-
lem has retired as deputy county manager for
Forsyth County. Jones served in local government
for 39 years, coordinating projects that include
the detention center and the new public safety
center. He continues to work for the county, part
time, in economic development.
John Ellis “Jan” Hryharrow (’ 68 AB), 66, of
Durham; June 17, 2013. A commercial real
estate broker and developer who invested in
downtown Durham, Hryharrow previously was
co-owner of Sudi’s restaurant. He served in the
Navy during the Vietnam War. At UNC, he belonged to Chi Psi and NROTC. ◆ Richard Blalock
Jacks (’ 68 MAT), 80, of Anderson, S.C.; June 20,
2013. A career educator, Jacks was a teacher,
coach and principal with the Anderson County
schools. He also served on the Williamston city
council during the 1970s.
Carolyn Worcester Elfland (’ 69 AB, ’ 90 MBA) of
Pittsboro has retired as associate vice chancellor
for business at UNC. Elfland’s final projects included a re-renovation of The Carolina Inn, where she
had been a leader in its 1990 renovation. ◆
O. Max Gardner III (’ 69, ’ 70 AB; ’ 74 JD) of Shelby
has received the Distinguished Service Award from
the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy
Attorneys. Gardner has devoted his career to train-
ing lawyers to fight predatory creditors and debt
collectors through his Bankruptcy Boot Camps. ◆
Patty Maynard Hill (’ 69 BSN, ’ 73 MEd) of Chapel
Hill has been appointed to the UNC Board of
Visitors. Hill retired as an assistant professor in
the UNC School of Nursing. ◆ William Ivey Long II
(’ 69) of New York has received a Tony Award, his
sixth, for the costume designs for Cinderella, the
first-ever Broadway production of the Rogers and
Hammerstein musical. Long also was recognized
for his role in costume design, scenery and props
for The Lost Colony, the annual Outer Banks
production that received a 2013 Tony Honors for
Excellence in the Theatre Award. ◆ Charles Henry
Mercer Jr. (’ 69 AB) of Raleigh has been appointed
to the UNC Board of Visitors. Mercer is a partner of
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, represent-
ing clients before N.C. state and federal courts and
administrative boards and commissions.
R. Michael Gabriel Jr. (’ 69 BSBA), 65, of Boca
Raton, Fla.; June 28, 2013. Gabriel established
Carolina Carpet & Flooring in Chapel Hill and
later relocated the business to Charlotte and
Raleigh. He retired in 2012. He served in the
Army National Guard. At UNC, he belonged to Tau
Epsilon Phi. ◆ Judy Murray McDavid-Sawyer (’ 69
BSBA), 65, of Richmond, Va.; June 22, 2013.
McDavid-Sawyer was a real estate agent in Richmond for more than 25 years. ◆ Cynthia Parker
Platt (’ 69 AB), 65, of Brevard; July 24, 2013.
An advocate for children and families, Platt was
president of the Parents’ Community Preschool
in Wilmington before moving to Brevard, where
she directed the Transylvania County Arts Council. She was elected to two terms on the Brevard
city council and was mayor pro tem from 1999
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